Bitter News, 4-15-10

Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that dance twice nightly at The Great Alaskan Bush Co.:

• They’re here Heather O’Rourke style.  The new U.S. News & World Report law school rankings have dropped like they’re hot.  And what does it all mean?  Who the hell knows?!  Apparently there’s a methodology, so that’s pretty cool.  But, in reality, all it does is make it easier to follow this general advice: “If you’re set on going to law school, go to the best one you get into.” That being said, here is your top 10, America.  [U.S. News & World Report]

1.  Yale University

2.  Harvard University

3.  Stanford University

4.  Columbia University

5.  University of Chicago

6.  New York University

7.  University of California—Berkeley

7.  (tie) University of Pennsylvania

9. University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

10.  University of Virginia

• How does U.S. News bait you even further?  (As if assigning numbers to create clear educational divides isn’t enough.) This year they have Q&As.  And who doesn’t love f&#%king Q&As?!?  “Here you’ll find answers directly from admissions officials from law schools across the country detailing what students can do to heighten their chances of being accepted.” Like manna from heaven.  [U.S. News & World Report]

• A racy, tell-all interview with one of the centerfold models from the new law school rankings edition of U.S. News & World Report (practically the mag’s Swimsuit Edition) that will have you dripping with envy.  [Laura Bergus]

• In rankings-you-don’t-care-about news, here are the top-10 moot courts.  [Law Librarian Blog]

• Happiness is for idiots.  But it can be for lawyers too.  The author of the best-selling book The Happiness Project (who is a former lawyer) agreed to generously give hot, lawyerly tips for being the happiest you can be—like “Get enough sleep.” There’s some other stuff too, but we’re just going to hit the hay.  [Above the Law]

• A “closer look” at potential SCOTUS nominee Elena Kagan.  Based on the picture posted, we’ll pass.  And we don’t want to hear about how she’s getting slammed from the left either.  [WSJ Law Blog]

• “A Kansas law school student [Ryan McAteer], not so confident about his job prospects, declares for the NBA Draft, thinking his chances will be better there.” And, sadly, he’s probably right.  [Deadspin]

• Like today’s abuse piece, people are always bugging you for free help and/or advice when you’re a lawyer.  So when someone wants to sue someone in the future, just direct them to this handy guide on “How to Draft a Slip-and-Fall Complaint.” It’s easier than TurboTax.  [The Namby Pamby]

• Ooh.  Ahh.  Celeb-ulaw:

—Brad Pitt & Angelina Jolie’s agent won against sexual harassment accusations.  [THR, Esq.]

—Heidi Montag is biting the hand that feeds her (plastic body pellets) and suing The Hills creator.  [L&S]

—Elin visited her divorce attorney and should be in Shawn Southwick’s boat soon.  [Radar Online]

—More on Steven Seagal’s less-than-shocking bundle of sex-related charges.  [Popeaster]

• Realizing you’re not even a speck on The Pale Blue Dot (video below) makes your ego seems pretty small, huh?  Human life is “inconsequential.” So relax already.  “Stressed-out lawyers, take a look at The Pale Blue Dot video and reconsider whether that ‘Defendant’s Fourth Motion to Compel Plaintiff to Answer Interrogatory Number Three’ sitting on your desk is worth the personal fury and angst you are currently attaching to it.” [Legal Blog Watch]

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Headlines from the Bitter Newsroom that dance twice nightly at The Great Alaskan Bush Co.:

• They’re here Heather O’Rourke style.  The new U.S. News & World Report law school rankings have dropped like they’re hot.  And what does it all mean?  Who the hell knows?!  Apparently there’s a methodology, so that’s pretty cool.  But, in reality, all it does is make it easier to follow this general advice: “If you’re set on going to law school, go to the best one you get into.” That being said, here is your top 10, America.  [U.S. News & World Report]

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2 Comments

  1. DHD

    April 15, 2010 at 10:19 pm

    Great stuff.  Enjoyed!  My school is not a top ten maybe next year HAAAA

  2. Laura Bergus

    April 23, 2010 at 7:28 pm

    Never have I had such a huge group of hits to my blog with a 95% bounce rate. You have some very disappointed readers!

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